Kidnapping charge

Kidnapping charge
NILES -- A Linden Avenue woman will appear in court next week on felony charges of kidnapping and interference with custody.
Rebecca L. Dunn, 35, was arrested at her home Monday night after she returned from Baltimore with two boys, according to police reports.
Police were investigating a reported burglary at Dunn's home when a neighbor said Dunn and the boys had gone to Maryland. The three did not return home until 10 p.m. Monday.
Dunn appeared in court Tuesday but did not enter a plea because the charges are felonies. A preliminary hearing is set for Sept. 11.
Dunn was in the Trumbull County jail this morning on $7,500 bond.
Warned of pink cloud
FOWLER -- Several township residents were asked to stay in their homes after a bucket of chlorine left outside mixed with rainwater Tuesday evening, causing a pink cloud to form.
Trumbull County 911 officials said a man who lives on Cadwallader-Sonk Road was cleaning his pool Tuesday and left a bucket out.
The fire department advised people in the immediate area to stay in their homes until the cloud dissipated. The air cleared about 9:30 p.m.
Check for United Way
NILES -- Forum Health at Home was to present United Way of Trumbull County a check at tonight's Scrappers game.
Forum Health at Home agreed at the beginning of the season to make a contribution for every home run hit by a Scrappers player this season.
The contribution, which was to be presented at 6:45 p.m. before the start of the final regular-season game at Cafaro Field, totals $13,000.
Spirit Nite's new date
LIBERTY -- Liberty Township Community Spirit Nite has been rescheduled for Sept. 22. The Aug. 22 program was canceled because of a tornado warning.
There will be games and food beginning at 4:30 p.m. with stadium festivities at 7 p.m. featuring the school's athletes, coaches, cheerleaders and marching band. It will conclude with a fireworks show by Zambelli Inc. of New Castle.
Delay in trash pickup
GIRARD -- There will be a one-day delay in trash pickup through the rest of this week because of the Labor Day observance. Trash should be put at the curb the night before.
Free computer classes
NILES -- The McKinley Memorial Library will offer free computer classes for adults in October.
Intro to Word will take place at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 16 and at 1 p.m. Oct. 19. Intro to the Internet is set for 10 a.m. Oct. 8 and Oct. 19. Intermediate Internet is slated for 10 a.m. Oct. 22 and at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 30.
Registration begins Sunday. Call (330) 652-1704, Ext. 212.
Award for business
LIBERTY -- The first Liberty Beautification and Safety Award will be given to a township business at the trustees meeting Monday.
The award, sponsored by Liberty Business Association and the police department, will be given twice a year to establishments promoting community service, safety, cleanliness and general attractive appearance.
This and other activities being planned by the business association are designed to improve and promote the business district, primarily along the Belmont Avenue corridor.
Robbed at gunpoint
STRUTHERS -- A man claiming to be a police officer robbed a 76-year-old man at gunpoint early Sunday after pulling him over on Fifth Street.
Police reports say the impersonator followed the Fifth Street man from state Route 170, pulled him over near St. Nicholas Church about 3:35 a.m., identified himself as a police officer and demanded the man's identification.
When the victim asked for proof that the man was a police officer, the impersonator pulled out a black handgun and demanded the victim's wallet and keys. He took $50 and the car keys.
Police chase escapee
SHARON, Pa. -- Maurice L. Atwood, 34, formerly of Hamilton Avenue, Farrell, is charged with aggravated assault; fleeing or attempting to elude police; flight to avoid apprehension, trial or punishment; and two counts each of recklessly endangering another person and endangering the welfare of children.
Police said Atwood walked away Aug. 13 from a halfway house in Findley, Pa., where he was serving a sentence on burglary charges. A patrolman said he spotted Atwood at 5:15 p.m. Sunday in a car. When he approached the car, it suddenly went into reverse and nearly hit the officer.
Police chased the car to Mosabi Street, where Atwood got out and ran. He was arrested on Spearman Avenue and is being held without bond.

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